Well it's been awhile hasn't it?
It's was rather rude of me, to say the least, to up and leave whilst in the middle of the wonderful Counting Down the Zeroes project. I made valiant attempts to keep it afloat but life, you know, sometimes gets in the way.
It's been a turbulent but amazing 7 months away from this world; of blogging, of online camaraderie, the exchanging of wonderful ideas, news, reviews and gossip about a subject we all care deeply about, but it was a break I desperately needed and I hope I haven't lost any of the good friends I made of the past two years since I began Film for the Soul.
Back to the matter in hand. Counting Down the Zeroes was, to put it mildly, a slog. What I thought would be a mild distraction, a titillating project, turned into a behemoth, much larger and more beautiful than I could ever have imagined. The enthusiasm, sacrifice, hard work, dedication and ambition that every contributor put into the project blew me away, I could never imagine that what started out as a chat between myself and another blogger (since you ask, Tony Dayoub from the essential Cinema Viewfinder) could become anything other than a silly idea which would attract half a dozen friends at the best. Over a 100 different writers and 150 plus posts later we still weren't through 2004! Those stats are impossible to ignore and believe me, I don't plan on ignoring them any longer.
I made some promises to a few people around October that I intend to keep, one to Mr Sam Juliano of Wonders in the Dark fame, who has never given up on me in all the time away, thank you for that Sam. Also to Rick Olson (Coosa Creek Cinema) and Chuck Williamson (Out 1) who's articles I have sat on since I fled, sorry fellas, I still have the said pieces and, with your permission, I would still love to post them to wrap up year 2004.
So that's where we are. The question remains, where do we go now? 2005 is the obvious answer but all I want to know is, are you with me?